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We’re delighted to announce that full details of the Australian Youth Orchestra’s 2019 programs are now available! We have some fantastic opportunities lined up for the year ahead – so many, in fact, that it hasn’t been easy to keep it under our hats! Applications for 2019 programs are open until 29 June.


  • For musicians aged 12–17, our 2019 AYO Young Symphonists program offers the opportunity to work with esteemed music educator, Richard Gill AO, in a week-long program in Mount Eliza.
  • 2019 AYO National Music Camp is set to be held at Adelaide’s magnificent Elder Conservatorium, and is tailored for musicians, composers and aspiring arts administrators aged 14–22.
  • Our flagship ensemble, the Australian Youth Orchestra, is made up of Australia’s finest young musicians aged 25 and under. Next year will see the orchestra embarking on a musical venture across the globe, performing in prestigious venues in Europe and Asia as part of AYO’s 2019 International Tour.

If you know a young musician who might be interested in joining the Australian Youth Orchestra we would love to see them at auditions this year!

Discover more about our exciting 2019 programs here

CLICK here for downloadable PDF poster


Learning Labs is an enrichment program for high achieving students presented by the Outreach and Pathways Unit at the University of Wollongong. Workshops run over two-days and are a great opportunity for students to explore their area of interest.

There will be diverse and innovative workshops presented by academics and teachers with specialist training or a specific interest in gifted education.  Each workshop will be pitched at two years above their grade level. For example, workshops for students in Years 3 and 4 during 2018 will be pitched at a flexible Year 5 and 6 level.

  • LITTLE LEARNING LABS (YEARS 1- 2) 9 & 10 July
  • EARLY LEARNING LABS (YEARS 3- 6) 11 & 12 July
  • LEARNING LABS (YEARS 7-10)  17 & 18 July

Applications CLOSE WEDNESDAY 30 MAY 2018.

>>CLICK IMAGE for brochure and details

For more detailed workshop descriptions, how to apply, workshop fees and the online application form, please go to:


Contact Chris Bounds, Assistant Principal – Learning & Teaching at Chevalier College on 02 4861 1488 for any queries relating to Chev students.


The Department of the Environment and Energy is offering Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students a four week paid work placement in the winter holiday period, June to July 2018. Information on the positions available and how to apply can be found here.

Melissa Wiya
Aboriginal Community Development Officer
Wingecarribee Shire Council


A FREE mental health community forum
26 June 2018 at 7:00pm – Mittagong RSL Club

batyr was launched in 2011, after founder Sebastian Robertson experienced the frustration and isolation of living silently with mental ill health whilst at university. Sebastian recognised that it was time to have open honest conversations about mental health with young people, and founded the organisation, naming it after batyr (‘hero’), The Talking Elephant From Kazakhstan.

batyr exists to ‘give a voice to the elephant in the room’ – mental health.

>>click image for details – download PDF

Read more athttp://www.batyr.com.au/about-us/#v7v0WJwR6D02M8RB.99



School Zones - new fines and demerit point apply in 2018SCHOOL ZONES
TERM TWO – Tuesday, 1 May to Friday, 6 July 2018

A REMINDER TO ALL DRIVERS that school zones are now active across NSW for the safety of our children and families.

Charlotte Street – School Zone Safety and Council Ranger Patrols
A reminder that Chevalier College has been included on a regular roster of school zone patrols. Infringement notices will be issued to drivers not complying with bus zones and no stopping zones in Charlotte Street.

Parents and student drivers are also reminded to observe the college processes for picking up and dropping off students using Pick-up Point A or Pick-up Point B.  The college and the rangers do not want to see parents and students accruing fines and demerit points for doing something that can be so easily avoided.

CLICK LINK to view the Chevalier College traffic flow map outlining designated drop-off and pick-up points.

>>>Click image to view full details – 2018 updates re fines and penalties


Wingecarribee Safe Schools information 2018

Important signs around schools to remember

Even good drivers forget, but that’s no excuse.
Please help keep ALL our children safe in School Zones.

>>>Click image to view full details – signs explained

SCHOOL ZONES operate on all NSW gazetted public school days, which are all days that schools are open across NSW, even pupil free days / staff development days.

CLICK TO VIEW 2018 GAZETTED school dates throughout NSW 


CLICK TO VIEW Chevalier College Site Map – Traffic Flow – please observe our processes for the safety of all!

Information provided by the Road Safety Office of the Wingecarribee Shire Council



Commencing 31 January 2018

The NSW Government will allocate $207 million over four years to establish Active Kids. Active Kids is a program to help NSW families meet the cost of getting their kids into sport and active fitness and recreation activities.

Active kids playing hockeyWhat is Active Kids?

The NSW Government will provide a $100 voucher to parents/guardians of school enrolled children. The $100 voucher can be used for registration and participation costs for sport and fitness activities.

The initiative aims to reduce barriers to participation and help change the physical activity behaviour of children and young people in NSW.

For more information, follow the link  https://sport.nsw.gov.au/sectordevelopment/activekids



We are a well-established not for profit organisation dedicated to supporting people with a disability. Our offices in the Illawarra and across NSW offer a variety of programs including life and employability skills training and employment services.




Freecall: 1800 634 728
Phone:  1800 NDIS2U
Email: info@eetgroup.com.au



There's more in you than you know...

There’s more in you than you know…

Outward Bound Australia is an independent, not-for-profit outdoor education organisation that exists to empower people to discover, develop and achieve their full potential as individuals and future leaders. The Navigator program uses the wilderness and adventure based activities to build integrity, responsibility, resilience and compassion in 15-17 year olds. The core outcome is Striving To Be The Best You Can Be.

For more information or to register online go to http://www.outwardbound.org.au/courses/navigator/

We have also released some excellent footage of some of the activities undertaken on our programs: http://on.fb.me/1EchHhQ

Click here to view 2018 youth program dates and fees.

www.outwardbound.org.au     1800 267 999



Australian children, parents and guardians have a place to report serious online bullying following the official launch of the Office of the Children’s eSafety Commissioner…

Read the full media release  | For more information visit:  www.esafety.gov.au

IS IT A SAFE PLACE FOR KIDS? – A guide for parents…

Office of the Childrens Guardian

From The Office of the Children’s Guardian… 

As a parent or carer you play an important role in making sure your kids are spending time in places that are safe. This guide will help you look out for ‘child safe’ places.

Download the guide…   |   Visit:  www.kidsguardian.nsw.gov.au

FREE interactive online learning courses by Black Dog Institute

MindStrengthPoster_BlackDogInstituteBuilding good mental health in young people…

Black Dog Institute in partnership with nib foundation are proud to announce the availability of three new interactive online learning courses about mental health.  These resources have been designed to support Black Dog Institute’s HeadStrong School Curriculum Resource for teaching about mental health.

Download flyer for details…
To access the courses, please go to:  www.blackdoglms.com
For more information, go to:  www.headstrong.org.au


MSC Mission Outreach Newsletter

missionoutreachPlease view or download the latest newsletter online at http://australia.mscmission.org/mission-outreach



Private Vehicle Conveyance Subsidy_NSW Transport_flyer

When school is a long way from home…

When school is a long way from home

Transport for NSW provides a subsidy for eligible families towards the costs of driving students to school…

Visit transport.nsw.gov.au/pvc to find out more…




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